Air Jordan shoes are a classic, but keep in mind that there are lots of other non-Jordan silhouettes available in the market today. LeBron’s Soldier 10 is one such option and being a contemporary release, it is markedly different from the Air Jordan OG’s available today. For one thing, it carries a very different silhouette with a very loud “almost boot” vibe that gives the idea of being work and play shoes.
Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 Strive for Greatness
Size Run: Mens
Release Date:July 16, 2016
The shoes are a combination of black, silver accents and a gum outsole. At first look, you will probably compare it with the Cleveland Cavaliers alternate uniform which is basically the inspiration of these kicks. The black coloring covers most of the shoes from the tip to the back. The silver accent is found mainly on the side, contained in the Swoosh icon of the kicks.
Instead of a tongue and laces, you get what seem to be strips of Velcro to tighten the shoes over the feet. This can be a plus or a negative, depending on how you look at things. Although the strips add certain uniqueness to the design as well as ease of use, there is nothing quite like laces to pull off the look of actual sneakers.
Then again, the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 “Strive for Greatness” are not exactly sneakers and fall more into the purview of barely-there formal. The strips also add to the dimension of the kicks as it boasts a different shade and material, creating distinctive markings that lend utility to the design.
The outsole is a mixture of yellow brown which stands out against the black upper. This decision from Nike seems to be mainly utilitarian as the gum outsole is meant to absorb impact with every step made. Simply put: they are the kind of shoes you should buy if you want one with personality and quality without being too loud about it.
Sneaker News puts the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 “Strive for Greatness” in the shelves around July although some reports say it would be out in the 22nd of June. If it is not on the shelves yet, however, expect it to be around the promised July month. One plus about these kicks though – they are markedly cheaper than the other OGs set for release from Nike. The price is supposedly set at just $140 – making it $50 less than some Air Jordan colorways available today.
If you don’t like the Soldier 10, however, feel free to check out other Nike release dates 2016 to see if some of them work for you.